Several years ago my mother rescued a cat that had been abandoned by her owners. She was expecting and we kept one of her kittens. Because of the way she could climb on seemingly anything we called her Spidercat.
Yesterday while she was happily sleeping in my front yard, a dog came into the yard, grabbed her in its mouth, and ran off with her.
Sadly this was the only picture I could find of her. A picture of Spidercat and her kitten, Felix, asleep on my couch. Spidercat is the one laying by the jar of cat treats.
They are crafty SOBs. Can climb fences and do all sorts of things you wouldn't expect.
The coyotes, especially with the drought in California, are getting bolder and going into neighborhoods now. What with the coyotes, the crazy drivers and the tasty engine coolant it's better to keep them inside. We had one hit by a car years ago and ever since I've gotten them as kittens and never let them out. If they never go out they don't try to go out and are very happy. Small dogs (or maybe even all dogs) have the same vulnerabilities.